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  1. Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    My Story

    Narrator: Michael Norris
    Runtime: 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Fans of Chuck Norris may see him as an action hero in the John Wayne mold, but his autobiography presents a different image of the 'Walker, Texas Ranger' star. Norris describes himself as a shy youth who finally blossomed while studying martial arts as a soldier in South Korea. His self-deprecating humor shows through anecdotes about karate defeats, white-knuckled speaking engagements, and his failure to become a Los Angeles policeman, which led to his fame as a karate champion. His life philosophies reveal relentless optimism, usually tempered with pragmatism. Norris's son, Michael, reads with an appropriately upbeat tone, actually sounding a little awkward in places, echoing his father's early shyness
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  2. George MacDonald

    George MacDonald

    A Biography of Scotland's Beloved Storyteller

    Narrator: Johnny Heller
    Runtime: 14.88 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Scotland's beloved storyteller. George MacDonald, nineteenth-century Scottish novelist and poet, was reintroduced to twentieth century Christians by C.S. Lewis, whose reading of MacDonald’s Phantastestriggered his own spiritual awakening and conversion. Other renowned writers have voiced similar acknowledgements. G.K. Chesterton said of MacDonald, “If we test the matter of originality of attitude, George MacDonald was one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century.” W.H. Auden adds, “In his power . . . to project his inner life into images . . . which are valid for all, he is one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century.” Despite acclaim by his peers, historians, Christian statesmen, and literary giants of the past 100 years, MacDonald’s life and writings continue to be a source of controversy. Challenging the traditional religious views of his day, MacDonald was continually stretching, reaching, probing, questioning, and searching for truth. Author Michael R. Phillips leads the listener through those controversies to bring a fresh and insightful look at the man, his times, and his work.
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  3. A Man of Faith

    A Man of Faith

    The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush

    Author: David Aikman
    Narrator: David Aikman
    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith...a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history.
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  4. Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

    Narrator: Pam Turlow
    Runtime: 10.22 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what’s right in the face of great evil.
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  5. One Call Away

    One Call Away

    Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith

    Narrator: Christie King
    Runtime: 11.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    What can you do when your well-laid plans fall apart and life takes an unexpected turn? Brenda Warner is best known as the outspoken wife of NFL superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Kurt Warner. But years earlier, she found herself living through any woman’s nightmare: a healthy baby tragically injured in the bathtub; a sudden end to a career she loved; betrayal and divorce; poverty; public humiliation; a deadly natural disaster that destroyed her foundation and shook her to her core. One shattering phone call at a time, Brenda Warner’s life came to resemble little of her dream
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  6. Messenger

    Messenger

    The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs

    Narrator: Jeni Stepanek
    Runtime: 11.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    When her son, Mattie, was born with a rare disorder now known as Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, Jeni Stepanek was advised to put her child in an institution and “let nature take its course.” Instead, she nurtured a boy who grew to become a young man who transformed his hardships into a message of hope and peace that touched millions. Mattie J.T. Stepanek was a best-selling author, publishing six collections of his Heartsongs poetry and one collection of peace essays that all became New York Times best-sellers and eventually sold more than two million copies; he gave inspirational talks to thousands and became the National Goodwill Ambassador for Jerry Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy Association. But his legacy lives strongest in his choice—his decision to celebrate life and perceive it as a blessing even during the most painful moments. It is that legacy that Jeni Stepanek honors with Messenger. Telling the story of Mattie as only his mother could, Jeni Stepanek recounts the intimate moments of her little boy’s life, a life that became larger than life as his message spread across the world. In describing her son’s trips to the beach, his love of reading, his obsession with Legos®, his planning of a surprise birthday party for his mom, we see an ordinary child who just so happened to be facing a life-threatening health situation. In recounting Mattie’s sadness at losing all of his siblings to the same disease, his astonishing intellect, his belief that he was channeling God’s message into his poetry, and his dedication to spreading the message of peace he so believed in, we see the extraordinary boy who lived every day given to him to the fullest.
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  7. Born Again

    Born Again

    What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man

    Narrator: Jon Gauger
    Runtime: 13.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    In 1974 Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty to Watergate-related offenses and, after a tumultuous investigation, served seven months in prison. In his search for meaning and purpose in the face of the Watergate scandal, Colson penned Born Again. This unforgettable memoir shows a man who, seeking fulfillment in success and power, found it, paradoxically, in national disgrace and prison. In more than three decades since its initial publication, Born Again has brought hope and encouragement to millions. This remarkable story of new life continues to influence lives around the world. This expanded edition includes a brand-new introduction and a new epilogue by Colson, recounting the writing of his bestselling book and detailing some of the ways his background and ministry have brought hope and encouragement to so many.
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  8. C.S. Lewis

    C.S. Lewis

    A Biography of Friendship

    Author: Colin Duriez
    Narrator: Simon Vance
    Runtime: 7.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him.' You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, populariser of faith - and creator of Narnia. He lost his mother early in life, and became estranged from his father, much to his regret. Throughout his life, key relationships mattered deeply to him, from his early days in the north of Ireland and his schooldays in England, as still a teenager in the trenches of World War One, and then later in Oxford. The friendships he cultivated throughout his life proved to be vital, influencing his thoughts, his beliefs and his writings. What did Arthur Greeves, a life-long friend from his adolescence, bring to him? How did J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other members of the now famous Inklings, shape him? Why, in his early twenties, did he move in with a single mother twice his age, Janie Moore, and live with her for so many years until her death? And why did he choose to marry so late? What of the relationship with his alcoholic and gifted brother, who eventually joined his unusual household? In this sparkling new biography, which draws on material not previously published, Colin Duriez brings C.S. Lewis and his friendships to life.
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  9. A Man Called Peter

    A Man Called Peter

    The Story of Peter Marshall

    Narrator: Renee Ertl
    Runtime: 10.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Filled with humor, wisdom and loving detail, the powerful story of Peter Marshall's life has touched the hearts and minds of millions of people. It’s a story about love—the love between a dynamic man and his God, and the tender love between a man and the woman he married. It is also the gripping adventure of a poor Scottish immigrant who became chaplain of the United States Senate and one of the most revered men in America.
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  10. Breathe Again

    Breathe Again

    How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart

    Author: Niki Hardy
    Narrator: Niki Hardy
    Runtime: 4.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    No one gets to skip the tough stuff and when life threatens to drown us we're left gasping for air, merely surviving a life we never ordered. Niki Hardy has been there, screaming, "God, is this it? Where's the abundant life you promised? Are you even listening?" Life might not be fair, but through loss, grief, and cancer, Niki discovered life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full. With sensitivity and without Christianese or stock answers she invites women to replace the lies they believe about themselves and God with sound biblical teaching and his unwavering promises. Through 7 practical steps, with hands-on questions, actions, and prayers, she equips readers to grasp the full life Jesus came to give them, right where they are. No matter how broken a life might seem, the abundant life Jesus promised is available--now and always. Let Niki show you the way.
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  11. Captive in Iran

    Captive in Iran

    A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

    Author: Various
    Narrator: Patty Fogarty
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—  Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh — this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards.
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  12. So Help Me God

    So Help Me God

    The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom

    Author: Roy Moore
    Narrator: Roy Moore
    Runtime: 8 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Chief Justice Roy Moore believes the state must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. While the separation of church and state may be a credible and legitimate tenet, it has been largely misconstrued and abused during the last forty years.
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  13. Be Bold

    Be Bold

    Finding Your Fierce

    Narrator: Rachel Billups
    Runtime: 5.7 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    From the thin slice of life where she grew up with her family in Appalachia to success as pastor of a large church, Rachel Billups' life stories show strength and grace even in the midst of doubt and wondering. With her brand of fierce she worked through years of school to become an accomplished pastor and mother of four. She took nothing lying down and found that being bold was the only way to be alive. In Be Bold, she weaves her stories into the lives of biblical characters. You will find redemption and insight in Sarah's story, inspiration in Mary's call, and ministry and community in Paul's letter to Timothy. For anyone who hopes to find the fierce in their own lives, Billups' work leads the way. In both her personal experience and her telling of Bible stories, Billups shows how being bold can bring you closer to God and God's plan for your life.
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  14. Gideon's Call

    Gideon's Call

    Narrator: Barrie Buckner
    Runtime: 10.35 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Based on true events, Gideon’s Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.
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  15. The Characters of Christmas

    The Characters of Christmas

    10 Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus

    Narrator: Dean Gallagher
    Runtime: 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Learn something new this Christmas as you explore the oft-overlooked characters behind the Christmas story, like the wise men, Simeon, Anna, and Herod. Characters of Christmas will show you a familiar Jesus from a fresh perspective.
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